About Research Symposium

  • Target Audience

    The target audience for the Research Symposium is researchers, physicians, physicians in training, graduate students, physician assistants, nurse practitioners and other health-care professionals. |  Abstract submission is closed for this event. 

    Program Overview

    The purpose of the annual Research Symposium is to provide an opportunity for participants to share their current research and gain recognition for outstanding research presentations. This event also provides a venue to participate and gain exposure to ongoing research across many fields of study, and facilitate opportunities for inter-disciplinary discussion and collaboration. The 2013 Research Symposium is themed Population Health: Impact of Translational Research.

    Population Health: Impact of Translational Research

    Translational research is a key component in enhancing the well-being and health of the population. KCUMB faculty conduct translational research in a collaborative academic setting on disease states, such as aging and neurodegeneration, childhood obesity and human performance. 

    Research Symposium - AgingEvery 68 seconds, someone in the United States
    develops Alzheimer’s disease.
    Translational research
    is conducted by KCUMB faculty in order to find ways to
    treat or prevent diseases related to aging and
    neurodegeneration, such as Alzheimer's disease.

     

    Research Symposium - Childhood ObesityChildhood obesity has more than doubled in children
    and tripled in adolescents in the past 30 years.

    Translational research is conducted by KCUMB faculty
    in order to find ways to treat or prevent childhood obesity.
    Reference: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention